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Saving & Budgeting

Setting budgets and building savings can help you meet financial goals. Get strategies and tips to better manage your money.

Setting budgets and building savings can help you meet financial goals. Get strategies and tips to better manage your money.

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Do I need insurance when renting a car?

If you’re renting a car, you should consider adding insurance. Learn about the benefits to decide if it’s right for you.

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Savings account or CD: Which is right for you?

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Creating a budget

A personal budget can help you take control of your spending and saving. This template can help you get started to help reach your short- or long-term goals.

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8 simple ways to save money

It can be difficult to start saving money. This step-by-step guide can help you develop a realistic plan.

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6 simple steps to jump-start your emergency fund

Saving several months’ worth of living expenses for an emergency fund can be intimidating. Follow these 6 simple steps to help you get started building a reserve of cash and more financial security.

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Tips for planning an affordable vacation

Believe it or not, vacation can be relaxing and affordable. Learn how to keep your budget under control while planning a trip.

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Your travel checklist: 10 tips for a worry-free vacation

Don't let money get in the way of your hard-earned vacation. Avoid surprises and help make your next trip the best yet with this 10-point travel checklist.

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5 questions to decide whether to pay down debt or save

What should you do: Save more or pay down debt? These 5 considerations can help you figure out what’s right for you.

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5 steps to get started with saving

Small changes can yield big benefits when it comes to saving. Follow these 5 basic steps to start saving and making financial progress.

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Tips to save money

If you’re trying to control spending in your budget, these easy money saving tips can help you get started.

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Ways to save on your monthly bills

All it takes is one day to start making an impact on your finances. Learn ways to save money on your monthly household bills.

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How to handle adult children living at home

More young adults are moving home than ever before. Learn how to help them prepare for the future while watching your finances.

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7 steps to stay financially fit

Assessing your financial status regularly can benefit you today and down the road. Here are 7 steps to consider that can help get you financially fit.

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Ways to better manage your bills

Staying organized may actually help you save money. Try this 3-step plan to get on top of your bills and avoid costly fees, higher interest charges and dings on your credit report.

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Getting married

Marriage means a new adventure in life and finances. Before you say “I do,” get financially prepared with this checklist.

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How to establish an emergency savings fund

An emergency fund is an important component of your financial picture. Learn how much you need and how to get started.

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Welcoming a child

Financially preparing for a child means more than buying toys and diapers. Know the costs of raising a child.

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Marriage and money: 10 tips

When it comes to your marriage, talking about money goes a long way. This 10-point checklist can help you start your partnership on the right financial foot.

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10 ways to earn extra cash

Whether it's for bills, saving or for fun, we can all use some extra cash from time to time. Here are 10 ways to make a little extra money.

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How to set achievable financial goals

Try these 4 simple strategies to set and achieve realistic financial goals without having to make major life changes.

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How to balance family savings priorities

Saving for yourself is hard enough, but when you save for a family, things can get complicated. Learn how to plan and prioritize so you can save for your family's short- and long-term goals.

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5 reasons your budget isn’t working

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International tipping guide: When to tip abroad

When travelling abroad, there’s no single rule for tipping. Learn about giving gratuities at these 5 popular destinations.

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How to pay when you’re traveling abroad

Use these valuable tips to help you prepare for the financial questions you may face when traveling internationally.

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Spending: How do you stack up?

Think your rent is high? Want to know the average cable bill? See how your expenses stack up to others across the US.

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How to build an emergency fund in a year

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Tools that make saving simple

From automatic payments to credit card rewards, learn about simple ways to reach your savings goals.

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Are you financially prepared for a baby?

You've got a lot on your mind with a new baby on the way. Learn 6 simple steps to help you prepare before your new family member arrives.

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Teen guide: What it really costs to be in the driver’s seat

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How to prioritize your savings goals

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Your aging parents’ money: How and when to help

It can be hard for parents to ask for help handling their finances—even when they need it. Learn how you can start the conversation and how to assist your aging parents.

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The real cost of weddings

The average cost of a wedding is $31K. Learn how to cut costs with a realistic budget for your big day.

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Teen guide: How to make your cash last

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Spending on kids: Why it helps to say no

When spending money on your kids, it's hard to know when to say no and when to indulge. Explore rules and tips for smart spending on your kids with this article from Better Money Habits.

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7 strategies for living off one income

If you're thinking of making the transition from multiple paychecks to living off a single income, these 7 tips can help you adjust.

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6 creative ways to give money as a gift

Giving money as a gift, while incredibly useful and helpful, can feel uncomfortable and impersonal. Here are 6 ways you can add a personal touch to a gift that keeps on giving.

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Couples and money: How to navigate money matters without rocking the boat

Talking about money with your partner is difficult. These steps can help you better discuss and manage finances together.

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Financial independence: How to break up with your parents

Nobody says adulting is easy. From healthcare to credit strategies, see seven ways you can plan for financial independence.

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Financial checklist for transitioning military members

Transitioning to civilian life can feel overwhelming. Try this checklist to help you stay organized and plan accordingly.

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8 money tips for freelance workers

Your financial life doesn’t need to be unpredictable just because your paycheck is. These 8 tips can help you manage your money when your income fluctuates.

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Teen guide: How to handle your first debit card

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Coping with the cost of caregiving

Being a primary caregiver can mean big financial responsibilities. Try these strategies to help reduce expenses and stress.

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How to keep your holiday spending on budget

Holiday spending can quickly add up. Try these bright tricks for trimming your holiday budget this season.

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Avoid sneaky travel fees: A quick-hit checklist

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How much should you save for emergencies?

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5 easy ways to cut costs

Reducing your spending doesn't have to mean dramatic changes. These 5 quick fixes can improve your finances without drastically altering your lifestyle.

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Financial guide for first-time grandparents

You can get started helping your grandchildren prepare for a bright future by starting a college savings fund.

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Teen guide: 5 steps to saving for something you really want

Got your eye on something? It helps to have a gameplan. Get some tips on how to save for your first big purchase.

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Organizing your bills

Keeping track of bills can help you avoid late fees and interest. Get some basic tips on how to stay organized.

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